Castro Valley still has a chance to have a say in the fate of the Daughtrey’s building despite coming to the redevelopment dissolution party really, really late. The first thing you can do to help in tearing down Daughtrey’s and building a town square is to learn a little about a complex phenomenon called “redevelopment” and how the […]
Castro Valley is a friendly town, a close-knit community of about 63,000 people that can still get excited about a homecoming game. But getting around Castro Valley can be complicated, and it’s not just because Strobridge suddenly stops south of 580. We are governed by a hodgepodge of distinct and separate units of government that […]
With about 30,000 feet of deteriorating real estate in the center of downtown, the Daughtrey’s building is a focal point of blight and home to Castro Valley’s seasonal Halloween accessories headquarters. It’s time to tear down Daughtrey’s. Here’s a quick summary of the building’s recent history (stay with me please): Alameda County’s Redevelopment Agency took […]
This is the future home of the downtown Castro Valley Central Business District Specific Plan. Hopefully it’ll be in full HTML so that we become the destination for people seeking input on what the rules are.
One of the best ways to introduce people to governance is through crisis. A perfect example of this was “Sign Gate 2013.” Remember that? The forced removal of the Blvd. Burger sign caused quite a stir in Castro Valley. But what does this controversy say about local governance in Castro Valley? Alameda County Planners ordered […]